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How To Measure The Size Of Your Bra

Do you know that you get the right cup size by measuring the difference between bust and under-bust area? Take a look!
Published -09 Mar 2022, 11:13 ISTUpdated -09 Mar 2022, 11:38 IST
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
  • Published -09 Mar 2022, 11:13 ISTUpdated -09 Mar 2022, 11:38 IST
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Your bra is a crucial part of styling your clothes. Though there is a debate on its importance for your breasts, it is clear that a wrong sized bra definitely has adverse effects on your body. Therefore, it is essential that you find the correct size of your bra before buying.

How To Measure The Size Of Bra?

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Women have been asking this question for decades. In order to determine the size of the bra, it is imperative to know how to measure the cup and bust size. In this section, we’ll see how to measure the bra size at home.

Measure The Under-Bust Area

The first step to determining the bra size is to calculate the length of the band. Place the measuring tape around your torso, right under your bust and parallel to the ground. You must ensure that you measure in inches.

When you see a number, round it to the nearest even number. For example, the band measures 33.5 inches, the band size will be 34 inches. This is the most efficient way to measure the size of the underbust area.

Measure The Size Of The Cup

Take a measuring tape and place it around the fullest part of your breasts. You must make sure that the tape is parallel to the ground, and you are considering the number in inches. 

The size may vary in a month because cup size changes minutely due to factors like bloating. In the same month, your cup size can appear fuller than other days. The trick to getting the right side of the cup is to calculate the difference between band size and the measurement around the fullest area of your breasts.

For example, your band size is 34, and the cups measure 36, your cup size is B. If there is no difference, the cup is AA. With the difference of each inch, the cup size varies and increases. 

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How To Tell If The Fit Is Right?

Fitting Must Feel Smooth Around The Breasts

When you are wearing a bra, it must fall smoothly around the curves of your breasts. If the size is small, it will squeeze your flesh and give your breasts a bulgy appearance. On the other hand, if the size is large, the cups of the bra will lose on your breasts, and they will poke out of your clothes. The right lingerie offers comfort. 

Alignments Make All The Difference

The centre of your bra must touch the sternum, the breastbone. The centre of the bra is called gore, where the underwires meet. If you get this kind of fit, you have found the perfect size for your bra. It will be the best bra for you. 

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The Fitting Must Be Snug

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You will experience a snug fit if the band is neither tight nor loose. The under bust size is responsible to support your breast. Therefore, it is crucial for you to get the correct size. 

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A pro tip for you is to breathe naturally when measuring the size with the tape. If the size feels too tight, go an inch up. If the number feels too loose, go an inch down. 

We hope the above tips help you find the right size of bra when you go lingerie shopping next time. Stay tuned with HerZindagi for more such stories. 


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